AAA to hold driving workshop for teens and parents

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – According to AAA, 15,000 teens, ages 16-19, are killed or injured in crashes each year. As such, the organization is offering a free workshop in Birmingham on Tuesday, August 27th.

The workshop, called “Dare to Prepare”, is designed to prepare both parents and teenagers for the dangers of being on the road.

Teenagers, ages 14-15, are welcome to attend the workshop, which will take place from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the AAA headquarters on Acton Road.

“Dare to Prepare aims to jump-start the dialogue about safe driving between parents and teens, with the goal of making teens safer drivers,” AAA Alabama spokesperson Clay Ingram said in a statement.

The workshop will discuss roles and responsibilities of teens and parents as the roles pertain to driving, the components of the Alabama Graduated Driver License, Alabama’s parent-teen driving agreements and tips for parents on how to teach teens to drive.

Those who wish to attend the class must register in advance. Teens must attend the class with a parent or caregiver. To register, click here.

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